Best of luck and safe travel to our eight representatives in the National Intermediate and Masters Cross-Country at Dundalk IT Campus on Sunday.
It will be a poignant return to Dundalk for our team as the last time the championships was held there in February 2019, Ann Murray RIP competed in her final cross-country event as part of our o50 silver medal winning masters women’s team – with Colette, Pauline and Mags.
On Sunday, masters women and men o65 will run two laps: 4,000m, while Intermediate women run 7,000m.
These events will follow a number of juvenile races starting at noon. Based on that 2019 experience and recent weather the course is likely to be tough by the time the longer adult events start. Our masters women/o65 men are set to race at 13:30 while Intermediate women run at 14:40.
Also on Sunday the 12th Annual Turlough 8k takes place, a popular local Spring race outing for many members.
Monies raised will go to supporting Parke-Keelogues-Crimlin GAA club and funding different community projects and mental health initiatives for Mayo Mental Health Association.
The event is organised by Mayo Mental Health Association and Parke Keelogues Crimlin GAA club alongside its partners Mayo AC and the National Museum of Ireland at Turlough Park.
Registration for the 8k is through the Eventmaster platform.
On Sunday, the Millrose Games take place in New York. Andrew Coscoran Dublin Track Club runs in the Wanamaker Mile which Rhasidat Adeleke competes in the 300 metres.
Adeleke has already made a strong start to 2024 as she ran 7.15 for 60m and 22.49 for 200m to improve her own Irish indoor records in Albuquerque on 20 January.
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